This show has been commercially released as " Europe '72: The Complete Recordings - All The Music Edition"
Promised Land, Sugaree, Mr. Charlie, Black Throated Wind, Tennessee Jed, Next Time You See Me, Jack Straw, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Me And My Uncle, Chinatown Shuffle, Big Railroad Blues, Two Souls In Communion, Playing In The Band, Sittin' On Top Of The World, Rockin' Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu, Mexicali Blues, Good Lovin', Casey Jones Ramble On Rose, Dark Star-> Drums-> Dark Star-> Morning Dew, He's Gone, Sugar Magnolia, Comes A Time, Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Not Fade Away-> Hey Bo Diddley-> Not Fade Away, E: Uncle John's Band
Lineage (most likely):10" 2-track RM > C > D > C speed corrected, complete 4 disk version via Unicorn
May 23, 2012 Subject:
With reviews like this....
Previous reviewer said: " The segue from the Dark Star into the Dew is as gentle and perfect as a tree frog's egg sliding from a leaf into the stream below, leaving only a jelly crater and ten thousand gently expanding ripples."
Reviews like this make you wonder if the person is trying to be funny or is so high on acid that they think of nonsensical ramblings like this to say!
Rating is for the previous reviewers sillyness!!
May 19, 2008 Subject:
Dark Star->Dew Definitive Version
This the Dark Star->Morning Dew against which all others should be compared (and inevitably fail). Along with the 5-4-72 Paris Dark Star, this is another European Dark Star that I've memorized completely, note-for-note.
This Dark Star is significantly shorter than the Paris version but, like that Dark Star, contains several discrete, unique and instantly recognizable movements, each of which is perfectly executed by a band whose members are as psychically attuned to one another as any in the history of music.
Also, unlike the Paris Star (which seques into Sugar Mag), this one is spiritually inseparable from the Morning Dew which follows. The segue from the Dark Star into the Dew is as gentle and perfect as a tree frog's egg sliding from a leaf into the stream below, leaving only a jelly crater and ten thousand gently expanding ripples.
This Dew is superior to the Europe '72 version in every aspect. Jerry's guitar accents between the verses are by themselves enough to justify him as one of the greatest lead singer/guitarists in rock history. And then there's the solo. Listen to the tone of Phil's bass!
Footnote: this show also comprises the version of Two Souls in Communion to which all others should be compared.
Reviewer:Jimi @ Holy Grail Studios
July 8, 2005 Subject:
Same source for 99% of the show as other available source.
I can not agree w/ the other review about the vocals being less distant than the other source.I have labored over the 2 available sources for hours trying to get my facts straight before I wrote anything and this is positively 99% the same source as the other as listed in the tech notes provided on this page.Another source was used to fill the tiny missing holes.But I do agree w/ the previous reviewer in this being the version to get for a couple of reasons.
This version is complete unlike the other.Upon a casual listen through a couple of different ref. monitors this version sounded slightly inferior.It seemed like it maybe had another cass. gen. in it or something.However, upon closer inspection I am under the definite opinion that this is the exact same source disc but it has been speed corrected.And just like analog,digital correction of the slower nature reduces the sample rate(in this case about 1%) which degrades the sound quality ever so slightly.If your not a musician the other version may be the way to go.But for those of us with accute intonation awareness that pitch being to fast is a real ear bender especially on the high vocals.
This version gives it to you in its entirety and the pitch corrected.The levels are a little hotter giving the false impression of more tape hiss,however the levels are kind of low on the other source and as soon as you turn it up to match the volume of this one you will find all the hiss there also.
The bottom line is its the same mix, same great show,w/some distortion flaws on the master so were stuck with them but for a classic show like this thats a small bitch.The playing is great as is the set list.72 is my favorite year and this is my all time favorite tour so just to have a sbd of the whole show is a gift from god in my opinion.Don't miss this one.
Reviewer:Ox Fall Down
September 15, 2004 Subject:
After streaming a few songs
from both 5.23.72 offerings I decided in favor of this one. Vocals are less distant. The mix is excellent.